All-Day Energy Salad
This is a salad that packs an energy-boosting punch! Containing many of the ingredients usually associated with energy and health cereal bars but without the grains. It will keep in the fridge easily for a couple of days, so you can make a big batch; in fact you can use this salad as a topping for other salads. Or grab a few mouthfuls on-the-run for a satisfying energy boost.
6 medium sized tomatoes
½ English cucumber
½ red onion, diced
1 punnet mixed sprouts (approx. 150 g)
100 g pecan nuts, roughly chopped
100 g seedless raisins
50 g shaved coconut
50 g sunflower seeds
50 g pumpkin seeds
50 g dried cranberries
Slice tomatoes in half and remove pulp and seeds; turn cut side down to drain.
De-seed the cucumber by cutting in half lengthways and removing seeds with the tip of a teaspoon.
Slice cucumber into small dice.
Dice tomatoes into similar size as the cucumber.
In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Serve.
We have not added a dressing, but you may prefer to do so – if you want dressing, do not add to the salad until you are ready to eat, as the dressing will cause certain ingredients to go soft and soggy; the best part of this salad is the crunchy, chewy texture.